“He who works his soil will be sated with bread” (Proverbs 12:11)
After we wash our hands, in holiness and purity we approach the Shabbat table, uncover the Sabbath challahs, slice them and together the family members bless He who "brings forth bread from the earth." A silver knife from the House of Hazorfim adorns the mitzvah and reminds us of Jerusalem- the eternal city that is never forgotten amongst the people of Israel. The Bagatelle Shabbos Kodesh Challah Knife is inspired by the luxury Bagatelle diamond, a prestigious gem known to be particularly hard to polish. Hazorfim’s skilled silversmiths created a glittering knife with sharp edges and a diamond-like look. With delicate and meticulous craftsmanship, the artists added decorations and engraved the words Shabbos Kodesh in holy letters on the pure silver metal. Shabbos Kodesh- keeping the Jewish people.
Bagatel is a type of luxury diamond that is incredibly difficult to polish. This diamond inspired Hazorfim’s artists when they created the Bagatel Collection, resulting in silver artworks that share a sparkling, clean and polished appearance.
To maintain the brilliance and finish of a diamond when working with silver, Hazorfim’s artists had to overcome the soft nature of the metal, creating pieces with sharp and brilliant sides. Each piece in the Bagatel Collection is a complex arrangement of many parts, requiring time, knowledge and expertise- just like working with quality diamonds.